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239 S Links Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-6926
+1 941-706-4740
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good14%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Seafood, Bar, Pub, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
239 S Links Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-6926
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This upscale place has inside and outside dining and the chef really knows how to put interesting ingredients together in an attractive and tasty way. Music is a bit loud but if you are with friends you can still be heard. And the food is...More

Thank silvera2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have had dinner at Indigenous on several occasions and have never been disappointed. The food is excellent- fresh and local - and the service is excellent. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Whether you are from the area or visiting Sarasota, Indigenous is definitely...More

Thank PJ7547
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Indigenous was recommended to us by our fellow ex-Canuk Tracey Freeman, so we reserved a table for last Tuesday evening. It was cool but we sat outside. The staff were very helpful in ensuring we were comfortable by closing canopy drapes and turning on heaters...More

1  Thank Phil_the_Viking
Reviewed 18 January 2018

Four of us shared an unremarkable dinner here recently. Two of us had one of the evening's specials--pan seared grouper served over what appeared to be tomato risotto. The risotto had a strange flavor possibly induced by the roasted paprika over generously added. The fish...More

1  Thank Drfred39
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

I liked the idea of this restaurant with sustainable foods but came away disappointed in many ways. First off the burger (My Uncle's Burger) was dry, they cook two thin patties, and really not great. I asked for mayo to help it out, but there...More

2  Thank markbY4408EQ
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Located in Towles Court, in an atmospheric pair of older 'cottages'. (I prefer the Wine Cottage.) Indigenous serves interesting food prepared by a talented chef who is committed to serving sustainable, locally grown food. The menu changes periodically - seasonally? - and I always hope...More

1  Thank Cando
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Last week we dined here with very savvy restaurant folks visiting from NY. We had told them how wonderful our meal was last winter when we were down here. Boy, what a difference a year makes. First of all our waiter ( bearded, can’t recall...More

1  Thank dmnmd
86LIST, Manager at Indigenous, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

We are sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your evening. We strive to give the best food and service to everyone at all times. We will address the team about your review, and react accordingly.

Reviewed 6 January 2018

Truly one of THE BEST meals I have ever experienced! Ive heard chefs explain that food should be sex on a plate but rarely have I experienced such ecstasy. I was alone so I chose to sit at the bar with Adam as my bartender....More

1  Thank Debbie W
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

The finest restaurant in Sarasota. Outstanding chief owner. Innovative American food. Organic and sustainable.

Thank EugeniaSarasota
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

I will start by saying that I am not a fussy eater and I like seafood. . The staff was attentive and friendly and ambiance was hip and fresh. I had the Caesar salad, pork belly and Arctic char. The main dish was thoroughly mediocre....More

1  Thank Barenecessity
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23 May 2017|
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Response from PeterAL10 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't know if Indigenous offers gift certificates.
23 April 2017|
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Response from 154golfer | Reviewed this property |
sorry, I don't know
14 February 2017|
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Response from Karen J | Reviewed this property |
Yes ask for a table in the wine cottage🍷😎
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 28
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 8:45 pm
5:30 pm - 8:45 pm
5:30 pm - 8:45 pm
5:30 pm - 8:45 pm
5:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 239 S Links Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236-6926
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-706-4740
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Focusing on sustainable seafood and local farms in a beautiful remodeled old Florida cracker cottage, with an amazing outdoor seating area. James Beard Best Chef South Semi Finalist Steve Phelps and his team are focused on creating a better food system.
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